Bag Enderby - Tetford - Salmonby - Somersby Circular

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This is an extremely pleasant circular walk that visits a variety of habitats and a pretty, prosperous village, as well as the tiny hamlet that was Tennyson's birthplace. It makes an easy day's walking on paths and lanes and with only one possibly muddy stretch. There is a good halfway point for a picnic lunch or a visit to a historic pub and restaurant.

The walk starts at Bag Enderby and sets off across wold country to climb a low ridge before descending into Tetford Marsh. There are superb views across the Southern Wolds from the top of the ridge, ample reward for a short, stiff climb. The route then crosses Tetford Marsh (drained!) before following a lane into Tetford. Look out for marsh-loving birds and plants.

There is an alternative approach to Tetford for the slightly more adventurous. This involves leaving the lane and following marked footpaths across cultivated fields and grassland to arrive at the church back door. Once in Tetford you can visit the church, break for lunch at the White Hart or detour to The Cross Keys at the edge of Salmonby before heading on round Salmonby by lane and footpath below the highest ridge of the wolds. From the centre of Salmonby the route meanders back by lane to Somersby, where Tennyson was born and grew up, crossing his 'babbling brook' before climbing into Somersby Village with the white-painted rectory on your right and St Margaret's Church on your left.

Finally it's over the fields to come into Bag Enderby by the back way past a delightful thatched cottage – not the sort of building for which Lincolnshire is noted.

England - East England - Lincolnshire - Lincolnshire Wolds


Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Wildlife, Woodland